PlayStation boss Andrew House leaves

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PlayStation boss Andrew House leaves

PlayStation has a new worldwide boss effective immediately. Andrew House is out as president and chief executive of Sony Interactive Entertainment after six years, Sony Corporation announced today.

A statement from Sony headquarters said House will be replaced by John Kodera, presently Sony Interactive Entertainment’s deputy president. House will remain on as a director and the chairman of SIE “through the year to ensure a smooth transition,” the statement said.

Unsung Story developer announces PS4, Switch and Xbox One versions

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Unsung Story developer announces PS4, Switch and Xbox One versions

The new developers behind Unsung Story: Tale of the Guardians, the tactical role-playing game that was funded on Kickstarter in 2014 and has had a tumultuous time coming to fruition, is heading to three new platforms. Little Orbit announced this weekend that Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Unsung Story are in the works.

When Unsung Story was first unveiled, the plan was to bring it to mobile devices, but original developer Playdek later targeted PC platforms. The game’s Kickstarter campaign had stretch goals for Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, though pledges fell short of those goals.

Steam’s biggest seller of shovelware pulls out of game business

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Steam’s biggest seller of shovelware pulls out of game business

After Valve pulled more than 200 of the company’s titles off Steam last week, notorious “fake game” seller Silicon Echo Studios tells Polygon that it has been forced to leave the development industry.

Valve pulled Silicon Echo’s entire catalog from Steam last week after users reported that its games were examples of “asset flipping,” or games made on a shoestring budget with pre-made assets, which are then sold cheaply with the purpose of turning a profit through the Steam trading card marketplace.

Destiny 2 servers going down for maintenance Tuesday

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Destiny 2 servers going down for maintenance Tuesday

Destiny 2’s seemingly weekly bout of downtime for server maintenance is coming Tuesday instead of Monday this week, with a new update scheduled to launch during it.

The maintenance window is set to begin at 11 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 3, six hours after the weekly reset. As usual, that’s when Bungie will stop allowing players to sign in to Destiny 2, but people who are already playing will be able to continue until noon EDT. At that point, the studio will kick everybody out of the game. Bungie expects to complete maintenance at 3 p.m. EDT.

Cuphead players on Windows are running into a nasty save bug

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Cuphead players on Windows are running into a nasty save bug

Cuphead players are running into a glitch that sounds pretty terrible: The Windows 10 version of the game will sometimes delete save files after leaving the game with a simple keystroke. And for a game that can take hours to progress through a single world, that’s not a great bug to run into.

Reports on Reddit and Twitter (and from Polygon’s Ross Miller, who lost several hours off his save) suggest that they’ve lost large amounts of progress after using the alt-tab keys to quickly exit the game. This appears to be exclusive to the Windows 10 version of the game for the most part, which means that those who intend to use the Xbox Play Anywhere feature to transition from Xbox One to PC are running into it, alongside Windows users.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds latest victim of review bomb on Steam

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Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds latest victim of review bomb on Steam

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds was hit by a massive wave of negative reviews on Steam over the weekend. They appear to be the result of a great number of unhappy players in China, who are upset about advertisements showing up in-game.

Steam’s new histogram feature was introduced in September as a hedge against so-called “review bombings,” where a large number of users log negative reviews over a short period of time. They’ve rapidly turned into a kind online billboard where angry players can advertise their rage against a developer. The chart for Battlegrounds shows more than 20,000 negative reviews in just the past few days.

Bootleg Star Fox 2 SNES cartridges are already up for sale

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Bootleg Star Fox 2 SNES cartridges are already up for sale

It took hackers no time at all to extract the Star Fox 2 ROM from the Super NES Classic Edition, which hit stores last Friday. Not long after that, the game hit eBay — on bootleg SNES cartridges.

Sellers on eBay are listing cartridges with Star Fox 2 on them for as much as $70. These cartridges are advertised as including the official SNES Classic version of the game, with the main difference being that they’re supposedly compatible with an actual Super NES.

Stardew Valley hits Switch later this week

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Stardew Valley hits Switch later this week

Beloved farming sim Stardew Valley will launch on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 5. After nearly a year of testing — and a switch from Wii U to, uh, Switch — the game will launch for $14.99 on the eShop.

“I’m very happy to see Stardew come to a Nintendo console … I grew up on Nintendo, after all!” wrote ConcernedApe, the one-man development team behind the 2016 smash hit, on the game’s official site. “This will not only be the first time Stardew Valley appears on a Nintendo platform, but also the first time Stardew will be on a portable system.”

Sickhead Games developed the port, which will be published by Chucklefish Games. Features like multiplayer will come to the Switch version of the game before other consoles, as the publisher previously announced; expect the big multiplayer update sometime next year.